The main shooting on the Bollywood film “Ready” is now in progress in the island. Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan has said Sri Lanka is an attractive country which has many beautiful locations for films.
Salman Khan who attended the 2010 IIFA Festival organized at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium recently was mainly attracted by Sri Lanka’s scenic beauty. Accordingly, he had requested the Producer of the film “Ready” to undertake shooting in Sri Lanka. In response to this request, about 150 Indian Cinema artistes arrived in Sri Lanka. Kollywood actress Asin is playing the leading role along with Salman Khan. 60 percent of the filming will be undertaken in Sri Lanka.
The film is scheduled to be released in July next year. There will be a parallel release of the film in Sri Lanka. Salman Khan, addressing newsmen in Colombo today, said he highly appreciated the support extended by the Sri Lankan Government to undertake the shooting of the film in the island.
Responding to queries raised by journalists, the Bollywood Superstar emphasized that he is not worried about the repercussions which may arise in South India following his decision to shoot his latest movie here. He claimed that he had not faced any barriers so far, and considers he will not have any problems in screening the movie in South India.